Pale yellow robe with tints of gold bursts into fine bubbles. Elegant and lovely floral and fruity flavours. Fresh, harmonious, complex with a long finish.
Cremant de Bordeaux is made the same way as Champagne. Manual harvesting and carried in perforated grape boxes. The grapes are pressed immediately, bypassing the crushing equipment, to avoid both oxidation and color in the wine. The 1st alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. At this point the wine is still. At bottling, a small amount of liqueur de tirage (sugar, yeast) is added to start 2nd fermentation. This creates the bubbles. The bottles are stocked during 9 months, where the winemaker turns the bottle a small angle everyday. Next is a process known as Dégorgement (removing the sediment from the bottles which has built up due to pressure).
AOC Cremant de Bordeaux
This Cremant rose from the Raguenot family of Chateau Des Tourtes is a delight to drink. For those that love their pink champagne, but don't have the budget to enjoy the really good stuff, this cremant rose is a perfect compromise. It is a perfect pretty pink, with lots of very fine bubbles, rising to the top to give a fabulous creamy mousse. Delicate and well rounded in the mouth with a lovely creamy strawberry flavour. An excellent fizz you'd be proud to raise a glass with.
Merlot Cabernet blend
AOC Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux